Ivan Stich got his Ph.D. in solid-state physics in 1989 at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. In 1990-1993 he joined at the Cavendish Laboratory the U.K. Grand Challenge collaboration which developed the first DFT plane-wave pseudopotential parallel codes. 1994-1998 he was a senior postdoc at the Joint Research Centre for Atom Technology in Tsukuba, Japan. He got a full professorship in Solid State Physics at the Slovak University of Technology in 2003. 2007-2011 he served as director of the Institute of Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. Since 2011 he is head of the CCMS (Center for Computational Materials Science) group at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. 2016-2019 he was a Guest Professor at Dept. Appl. Phys., Osaka University, Japan. Since 2016 he is a Professor of physics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia.
His main interests are electronic correlation, QMC, low-D systems, surface physics, Surface Probe Microscopy, photochemistry, mechanochemistry, quantum and spin transport, nanotribology, 2D materials.
Role in TREX project: Leader of the Work Package 6, Training and Education.